Jump to content

Do you want up to date information about Scleroderma? Check out our Medical pages at www.sclero.org for all your Scleroderma questions!


Bleeding gums

  • Please log in to reply
1 reply to this topic

#1 scampie5


    Silver Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 158 posts

Posted 05 May 2009 - 09:01 AM

Does any one suffer from gums bleeding without warning? I clean my teeth and rinse but when they start to bleed I sometimes feel that I cannot stop them. It's very scary. I have asked for a blood clotting test and they are going to do this but I have to wait till I go back. I also find that I do bleed more than I used to.


#2 Shelley Ensz

Shelley Ensz

    Root Administrator

  • ISN Root Admin
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,263 posts
  • Location:Minnesota

Posted 05 May 2009 - 10:30 AM

Lynn, have you also gone to the dentist to make sure you don't have any gum disease, like gingivitis? That is often caused by dry mouth.

There are literally dozens and dozens of causes of bleeding gums, some of them rather minor but some serious ones, so make sure both your doctor and/or dentist get to the bottom of it.
Warm Hugs,

Shelley Ensz
Founder and President
International Scleroderma Network (ISN)
Hotline and Donations: 1-800-564-7099

The most important thing in the world to know about scleroderma is sclero.org.